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April 10, 2018 Chiropractic

Carpal tunnel syndrome currently affects approximately 2.7 percent of the U.S. population.

If you’re part of this group, your doctor may have been told that you’ll eventually need surgery or dangerous prescription drugs to eliminate your symptoms. There are other options, though.

If you’re not interested in having surgery, consider trying one of the alternative carpal tunnel therapy options listed below.

What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome starts when the carpal tunnel — the opening below the base of the wrist that holds the median nerve — becomes inflamed.

This inflammation presses on the median nerve. This pressure causes pain, tingling, and numbness in the hand and/or wrist.

Some other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include:

  • Difficulty moving the hands or arms
  • Muscle weakness and shaking
  • Loss of awareness of your hand’s position in space (proprioception)

You may also notice that these symptoms get worse when you’re using your hands a lot (e.g., when you’re driving, typing, or reading a book).

Alternative Carpal Tunnel Therapy Options

These non-surgical alternatives are a great place to start if you want to relieve your carpal tunnel symptoms.

Wrist Splints

Wrist splints help stabilize your wrist to avoid overextending or flexing it. They also help you avoid too much repetitive use, bending, or pressure.

Most people only wear splints at night to avoid accidentally aggravating the median nerve while they sleep. You can also wear it during the day, too, if you find your hands and wrists aching a lot.

Postural Adjustments

One of the easiest ways to treat carpal tunnel syndrome is to adjust the way you sit while you’re at work. Some adjustments that can have a major impact on your pain include:

  • Raising or lowering your desk
  • Raising your computer screen
  • Sitting up straighter

As soon as you start noticing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, check your posture to see if it could be aggravating your pain.

Chiropractic Treatment

Surprisingly, if your spine is out of alignment, you’re more likely to experience nerve compression throughout the body.

A chiropractor can help adjust the spine to get things aligned properly and reduce your symptoms, as well as adjust the bones in the wrist and forearm directly to relieve pressure on your median nerve.

Ultrasound Therapy

You can also visit a chiropractor or physical therapist for a therapeutic ultrasound.

This treatment uses high- or low-energy sound waves to penetrate the tissue in the wrist and hands. These sound waves help relax the muscle and reduce inflammation to minimize your symptoms.

Hand and Wrist Exercises

There are lots of hand and wrist exercises you can also do to relieve your pain and improve your range of motion.

Some good exercises to start with include:

  • Clockwise and counter-clockwise wrist circles
  • Spreading the fingers apart (wrap a rubber band around your fingers for extra resistance)
  • Holding a prayer pose to stretch the wrists and forearms

You can do these simple exercises while watching TV or hanging out at home. Just be sure not to overstretch the painful areas — you could end up doing more damage.

Looking for Carpal Tunnel Therapy

If you live in or around The Villages, Lady Lake, or Ocala, Florida and are looking for alternative carpal tunnel therapy options, contact us at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic today.

We’ll give you the tools you need to start feeling more like your old self.


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If you suffer from chronic back pain, you know how much it takes over your life. Visiting a chiropractor could be the best thing you’ll do to finally rid yourself of the pain.

Chiropractors are expertly trained professionals that believe your spine alignment is directly related to your overall health and well-being. By directly incorporating this belief into your treatment, expert chiropractic care can provide ongoing management for chronic back pain.

In a recent study, experts determined that spinal manipulation is both safe and effective for the relief of back pain. So how can visiting a chiropractor help you finally rid yourself of the pain that dominates your days and nights?

Read on to find out.

How Does Chiropractic Treatment Work?

Regular chiropractic treatments focus on spinal manipulation and overall alignment to help manage pain and stimulate your body’s ability to self-heal.

When your spine is out of alignment, it can increase pressure on your central nervous system. Spinal re-alignment reduces this pressure.

If your spine is out of alignment, you probably experience regular lower back pain and headaches.

When you show up to a chiropractor for the first time, you’ll first be evaluated. Think of it like when you go to a new doctor for an initial visit. They’ll want to know what your symptoms are. Be as specific as possible.

After that, you’ll typically head over for X-rays and other tests that can help them better understand your condition.

Developing a Treatment Plan

Once you’ve been fully evaluated, you and your chiropractor will develop a strategic plan of treatment.

Managing chronic back pain will likely require several visits over a period of time. During each visit, expect your chiropractor to use pressure on key parts of your body that will start to re-align your spine.

Sometimes the pressure is abrupt and other times it will be low-force. It may be delivered with special instruments or by hand.

Talk in detail with your chiropractor about different methods they use before you agree to any long-term treatment plan.

As a part of your treatment, your chiropractor may also suggest:

  • Electrical stimulation
  • Added nutritional supplements
  • Diet change
  • Physical activity recommendations
  • Cold and hot packs

For the best long-term results, take special consideration on each of these recommendations.

An Up-Close Look at Chiropractors

Aspiring chiropractors need to go through a four-year training period at an accredited institution. Many chiropractors will also participate in two to three-year residencies to help them specialize in specific practices.

In addition, they need to be licensed before joining the practice.

If you’re thinking about chiropractic care to manage your chronic back pain, first you should:

  • Get a good recommendation from a doctor, family or friend
  • Talk to your insurance provider to see if they’ll cover care
  • Ask each chiropractor about their specific training, certifications and specializations

As with any other profession, there are good chiropractors and not-so-good ones. Make sure to do your homework before choosing.

Visiting a Chiropractor Can Be the Solution to Chronic Back Pain

After you’ve “shopped around” for a chiropractor you like, you’ll soon find out just how much they can do to help with your pain. Remember that managing pain will require an ongoing relationship with your chiropractor. Make sure you find the best match.

If you’re ready to get started, give us a call today and we can discuss your personal needs. We look forward to serving you!



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Pinched nerves cause tremendous amounts of pain and usually happen at the worst possible times. This can cause stress which will inevitably make the nerve pain even worse.

There are a few treatment options for pinched nerve pain other than medications. These treatments are generally recommended first before nerve pain medication is administered to try to alleviate the issue without medical intervention.

Keep reading to learn more about treatments for pinched nerve pain that can help you, well, in a pinch.

Ice

Pinched nerves cause inflammation to the muscles surrounding them. Ice should be used to reduce swelling and inflammation.

Simply grab an ice pack or wrap some ice in a light towel and hold it directly onto your pinched nerve for 10-15 minutes. You can remove the ice pack for ten to fifteen minutes and put it back on again if the pain doesn’t cease.

Don’t ice for more than an hour in 10-15 minute increments.

Heat

Because the muscles are inflamed, they are also tight and tense, causing the pinched nerve to remain pinched. A heating pad or heat pack will increase blood flow to these muscles to relieve pressure and help to start the healing process.

You can wear a heating pad for 10-15 minutes at a time as long as you need to feel relief.

Adjust Posture

A pinched nerve can simply be the result of bad posture.

In order to relieve the pain, you can change the position in which you are standing or sitting to release pressure on the nerve. Once you find a position that is comfortable, remain there as long as possible. This will help alleviate the pain and relax the muscles and the nerves so they can start to heal.

Stretch

Small movements can have a big impact on nerve pain. Simple stretches can help relieve the pressure on your nerve and begin to improve your symptoms. You shouldn’t stretch too deeply but keep it light and feel for pain and discomfort. Stop or ease your stretch when you begin to feel even slight discomfort so as not to cause more inflammation or pressure.

Rest

The best medicine for any type of nerve pain is simply resting. You need to do your best to avoid any activity that causes pain, such as cleaning, vacuuming or even texting (looking down).

You should rest until the symptoms are completely gone and pay attention to how your body feels when you begin moving again. If there is any pain upon return to activity, try going back through the treatments discussed here and rest some more.

BONUS: Chiropractic Care for Pinched Nerve Pain

Nerve pain can become a debilitating issue that does eventually require medical care. But it can still be helped without medications. Chiropractors are specialized in shoulder, neck and back pain. Nerve pain stems from the spine and therefore can be relieved with chiropractic care.

If you’ve tried all the home treatments you can think of and you’re still experiencing pinched nerve pain, contact us!


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September 14, 2017 Chiropractic

Getting into a car accident isn’t something you can control or predict. Lower back pain from an accident can be miserable to live with. Torn soft tissue near your vertebrae is one of the most common injuries obtained in a car accident. This is exactly the sort of thing that chiropractors specialize in.

Although a chiropractor might not be your first instinct for car accident recovery, you’d be surprised at how effective they can be for easing your pain and healing your body.

Read on to learn about the healing process of car accident recovery through chiropractic care.

Just Whiplash, or Something More?

Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. If you’re a victim of a car accident injury, it’s likely it’s some type of soft tissue issue.

So how can a chiropractor help?

A chiropractor will examine your entire spine. You might experience isolated pain in your neck from whiplash, but it can affect your vertebra without you knowing. A chiropractor can diagnose this to make sure you’re treating every area that’s been injured.

Your chiropractor has a variety of diagnostic methods to assess your injury level, from analyzing how you walk, to motion and static palpation, to ordering an MRI for further evaluation. Without this diagnosis, you might be harboring a back injury and not even know it.

Your chiropractor can also recommend a number of natural remedies to help jump-start your healing process.

Car Accident Recovery: It’s About the Spine

The spine is the foundation of your body. It keeps you upright and acts as the cornerstone of your body. A misaligned spine can affect the function of all your extremities. When the spine misaligns, a disc can become slipped or herniated. When this happens, the disc can compress nearby nerves, creating a terrible pain in the back.

Back pain isn’t the only pain symptom that slipped or herniated discs can create. Some of these might sound familiar to you: migraines and headaches, inability to concentrate, sciatica.

During this state, your spine lacks the proper amount of space for all your vertebrae. Chiropractic adjustments naturally lengthen your spine, restoring proper alignment in a non-invasive manner. By spacing out your vertebrae properly, nerve compression is reduced, which relieves symptoms of pain and sets you off on the road to car accident recovery.

Are You Ready to Feel Better?

Chiropractic care is an all natural, non-invasive solution to car accident injury recovery. If you don’t want to resort to surgery or addictive medications with harmful side effects, consider the lasting benefits of chiropractic care for your injury.

When you’re ready to begin your healing journey, learn how to find the best chiropractor near you. If you’re suffering from pain due to a car accident in or around The Villages®, contact us today at (352) 430-2121 to schedule your consultation.


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Is the back and/or neck pain you deal with every day making you miss out on important life events? Did you see your regular doctor and was told surgery was your only option? In most cases, surgery is not your only option! You may be able to live a pain-free life, without surgery or medication. This is where the need for a chiropractor comes into play.

Chiropractors are trained professionals who care for patients specifically with health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

If the pain is too much to bear and you’re ready for a change, read these tips to find the best chiropractor for you.

How to Know When You Need One

The most common misconception about chiropractors is that they only know how to treat backs and necks. Let them find the best care treatment for you based on your condition.

If You Suffer From…

  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative discs
  • Sciatica
  • Facet syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Injuries caused by an accident
  • Knee pain
  • Neuropathy

Did you nod your head ‘yes’ to any condition(s) listed above? Now it’s time to find who’s right for you.

How Can I Find the Best Chiropractor Near Me?

Finding a good chiropractor requires some research. Review websites are helpful for seeing which professionals are in your area. Ask friends and family or even a physical therapist for referrals.

After you’ve narrowed it down to a few potential options, it’s time to take a look at their experience.

Understand Their Area of Expertise

Making sure you choose the best chiropractor for you and your condition(s) is an important factor. Normally, if they have a website, you can find an about page with information on the doctors.

Sometimes, the practice will have multiple doctors working within it because they all have experience with different health conditions. It’s best to call and ask for a consultation.

One thing to remember: make sure they have a licensure. This entails if the chiropractor has the proper training and skills.

Questions to Ask

It’s always good to know who will be treating you. Here are some questions to ask to ensure you choose the best chiropractor suited for you.

  • What technique does he or she use and why?
  • Do they use their hands or an instrument?
  • Are they experienced in treating problems similar to yours?
  • How many years have they been in practice?

Don’t allow just anyone to treat you. You need a professional who’s qualified and has the experience.

Chiropractors You Can Trust

If you’re tired of the pain and think surgery is the only way to relieve it, talk to the chiropractors at Davis Clinic of Chiropractic. We give our patients the option to live without pain with our non-surgical procedures. No more going under the knife, no medication, no worries.

Are you ready to start enjoying a pain-free life? If you live in or around The Villages, Florida, please contact us to schedule an appointment today.


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Davis Clinic of Chiropractic is pleased to have been nominated for the best chiropractor in The Villages® Community and Best Weight Loss Center in The Villages by readers of The Daily Commercial.

Please take a moment to vote for us. Voting is as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Visit the ballot page
2. Click on the Chiropractor heading then click the vote button next to Davis Chiropractic.
3. Provide your email address and create a password in the box that appears.

Once registered, also click on the Weight Loss Center tab and vote for Davis Chiropractic. You can vote every day until August 25th for your favorites to make sure they win!

Dr. Davis and our team of chiropractors and staff appreciate your support!

Now, go vote!



During Valentine’s Day, it’s great to take some time to focus on all of our loved ones – family, friends, children, back…. Wait, what was that last one? Back? Don’t tell me you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be in love with your back! Let’s face it – over time, our bodies can let us down as we get older. It seems like with age comes more and more back pain – but it doesn’t have to be that way.

This Valentine’s Day, take some time to remember why you fell in love with your back in the first place.

  1. it supports you
  2. it bends over backward for you
  3. it moves you

But, treated poorly, or due to wear and tear, it can cause you pain. Show your back you love with these ways to minimize the strain put on your back.

Exercise

The first thing you can do for your back is exercise. If you suffer from back pain, a light workout will do wonders for your spine. It might seem counterintuitive, but exercise is a crucial step to maintaining growth and promoting healing. The stretching of muscles greatly speeds up the tissue repair process. Not to mention, maintaining a healthy weight will reduce muscle strain and drastically minimize back pain. But take it easy and consult with your doctor first.

Yoga/Stretching

Similarly, we’ve also found that Yoga is an amazing exercise for not only the body but also the mind. Get ready for the day by spending a few minutes stretching or doing yoga first thing in the morning. You will be surprised by how much this will help your back pain and your overall mood.

Hot and Cold Therapy

If you’re still experiencing pain after a moderate exercise, try lying down on top of a heating pad or an ice pack. Hot and Cold therapy is a great way to keep pain to a minimum. Try experimenting with both hot and cold temperatures and see which one works best for you.

Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep. At rest, your body begins to repair strained muscles and more! If you wake up with back pain, it could very well be your sleeping position. Experiment with different sleeping positions and see which one works best for you. An effective sleeping position for people with back pain is on your side with a pillow between your knees.

See a Chiropractor

If you’ve been suffering from chronic back pain for a while now, it’s time to treat yourself to an appointment with a chiropractor.

The Davis Clinic of Chiropractic in The Villages, Florida is committed to providing patients with a pain-free life. We specialize in completely safe, drug-free, non-surgical back and neck pain treatment. We are proud to provide patient-centered health care, which means we will work with you to develop a plan that works best for you and your lifestyle.

Let us help you fall in love with your back again!



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Introducing the Chiropractors at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic

Do you suffer from chronic neck or back pain? What about knee pain or neuropathy If so, it may be time to see a chiropractor. Doing a search for Chiropractors in The Villages brings up a lot of options, so where should you turn to find relief from your chronic pain? If you’re looking for a chiropractor around The Villages, Florida area, consider this an introduction.

The Villages Chiropractors

Located in The Villages, Florida, the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic serves patients in The Villages, Lady Lake, Summerfield, Fruitland Park, Leesburg, Wildwood and surrounding areas. The Davis Clinic of Chiropractic is made up of a team of three chiropractors: Dr. Jason Davis, Dr. Lawrence Morris, and Dr. William Garofolo as well as a team of support staff. With more than a combined 70 years of chiropractic care, the doctors at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic are committed to pain relief and have successfully treated thousands of happy patients suffering from chronic pain conditions. But don’t take our word for it – see what our patients have to say.

What We Treat

The Davis Clinic of Chiropractic offers patients an alternative to addictive drugs and surgery for conditions such as:

  • back pain
  • neck pain
  • herniated discs
  • degenerative discs
  • sciatica
  • spinal stenosis
  • failed back surgery
  • knee pain
  • neuropathy

Customized Treatment for Each Patient

At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, we’re not a one treatment fits all shop. We specialize in providing personalized pain treatment based on each patient’s needs. These custom treatments offer a successful, non-surgical experience. Each patient is assessed individually and prescribed a treatment plan based on their personal condition.

DRS  Protocol

Along with excellent, patient centered healthcare, the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic is also one of only a handful of clinics in the country that has been certified to practice the highly effective pain relief treatment known as the DRS Protocol. The nonsurgical DRS Protocol treatment is an innovative pain relief method that specifically targets the root of the problem, not just the nearby joints. If you suffer from sciatica, herniated or bulging disc or spinal stenosis, then you may be a candidate for treatment with DRS Protocol.

Pain Relief at the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic

At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, we can help you finally relieve your pain!  Trust the chiropractors your neighbors have trusted for over 15 years. If you’re ready for a solution to pain, give us a call at (352) 430-2121 today.



October 2, 2015 Chiropractic

national chiropractic month

October is National Chiropractic Health Month. This year’s theme, #painfreenation, will focus on bring attention to the public health crisis caused by pain, and in particular the overuse of prescription painkillers. The campaign is part of the chiropractic profession’s ongoing efforts to educate the public about the value of exhausting conservative forms of care for both acute and chronic pain before resorting to higher risk options, such as opioids.

With over 16,000 deaths in the U.S. in 2013 involving prescription opioids, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared the overuse and abuse of opioid painkillers in the United States as an “epidemic.”

“Opioid medications involve the risk of overuse and addiction. Beyond this, prescription drugs that numb pain may convince a patient that a musculoskeletal condition is less severe than it is, or that it has healed. This misunderstanding can lead to overexertion and a delay in the healing process or even to permanent injury,” explains ACA President Anthony Hamm, DC.

At Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, our drug-free treatments for back pain, neck pain, and neuropathy have helped thousands of pain sufferers in The Villages, FL live pain-free without prescription medications.

Stay tuned to our blog and social media channels as we focus on a #painfreenation for National Chiropractic Health Month.

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If you suffer from back pain or neck pain, you are not alone! Each year, over 30 million Americans experience neck or back pain at some point in their lives. Luckily for pain sufferers in and around The Villages, Florida, the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, their doctors and their staff have committed their lives to providing relief for chronic pain sufferers.

Neck and Back Pain Treatment

The Villages Chiropractors, Dr. Jason Davis, Dr. William Garofolo, and Dr. Lawerence Morris of the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, are one of only a handful of doctors in the country that specialize in the highly effective, neck and back pain treatment known as the DRS Protocol. The DRS Protocol is a highly successful, non-surgical treatment that has been proven effective for the relief of neck pain and back pain.

“Many of our patients have tried everything from traditional chiropractic, addictive pain medications, epidurals, back surgery, and other invasive procedures,” states Dr. Jason Davis. “The DRS Protocol has been successful where other pain relief treatments have failed. Before coming in to our chiropractic clinic, many patients had given up hope that they would ever find pain relief.”

Committed to helping patients live a pain-free life, the doctors and the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic along with their staff have helped thousands of people suffering with neck pain and/or back pain caused by a personal injury, auto accident, or spine pain conditions such as:

  • Herniated and Bulging Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome

At the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic, they also help patients suffering with knee pain, as well as leg pain and numbness in the feet caused by peripheral neuropathy.

Pain Relief in The Villages, FL

If you suffer from chronic neck pain, back pain, knee pain, or neuropathy, view the patient reviews of the Davis Clinic of Chiropractic then give them a call today at (352) 430-2121. You don’t have to live with the pain any longer! The Davis Clinic of Chiropractic has been treating patients in and around The Villages, Lady Lakes, Oxford, Silver Springs, Ocala, Fruitland Park, and Leesburg areas – now, it’s your turn for pain relief!


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1585 Santa Barbara Blvd, Suite A
The Villages, FL 32159

Phone: (352) 430-2121

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